Crown Point Cemetery

I just received a note from former resident Dr. Ruth Ann Parish, that I would like to pass along to any interested in or curious about the small cemetery located on Wilson Road at Crown Point Road, the Crown Point Cemetery.

Gentlemen:

Just a note to let you all know that I received a nice letter today from Mr. John Greeley, 5035 Lafayette Road, Inpls, In 46254-1941 (the street address was given to me by the Pike Twp division of the County Assessor’s office). This is what Mr. Greeley said:

“Dear Ruth Ann,

The Crown Point Cemetery is maintained by descendants of the Caldwell family. The cemetery is private, and used by the family members. The war members are remembered and the American Legion has an annual service and provides a flag and pole. Thank you for your interest.

Yours truly,

John Greeley, Trustee”

And this summary from Trish Bliss via website interment.net:
Crown Point Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
8200 W. Crown Point Rd, Indianapolis, INLat: 39° 53′ 16″N, Lon: 86° 18′ 31″W
Contributed by Trish Bliss, Jun 28, 2004 [krmom@indy.rr.com]. Total records = 123.
Take I-465N to I-65N. Exit on 71st St. exit number 124. Turn right on 71st. Turn left on Lafayette Rd. Turn left on Traders Ln. Traders Ln curves around and turns into Wilson Rd. Turn right on Crown Point Rd. (Tree lined) Make quick left into cemetery.
I do not know the ownership or anyone to contact, but the cemetery is wWell maintained.
I transcribed this cemetery on Jun 26, 2004 by walking and reading all existing and legible headstones.
– Trish Bliss

Birt, Henry, b. 1867, d. 1934Brumfield, Lucy, d. 26 Feb 1892, age: 70y 4d, w/o Nathan BrumfieldBrumfield, Nathan, d. 27 Dec 1889, age: 75y 1m 7dBrumfield, Susan, d. 17 0ct 1911, age: 67y 4m 17dBuntin, Emma D, b. 1866, d. 1935, s/w William WBuntin, William W, b. 1850, d. 1934, s/w Emma DButton, Esther, b. 17 May 1856, d. 24 Sep 1904Button, Harrison, b. 01 Jan 1813, d. 22 Feb 1897, age: 84y 1m 21d, s/w SarahButton, James, d. worn, s/o HW & S ButtonButton, Sarah, d. 16 Aug 1887, age: 71y 8m 19d, w/o H W Button s/w HarrisonCaldwell, Albert, b. 1866, d. 1930, Father s/w Emily CaldwellCaldwell, Andrew, b. 1861, d. 1925, Front: At Rest Caldwell s/w CassieCaldwell, Barbara, d. May 1948, age: InfantCaldwell, Bessie, b. 08 Oct 1888, d. 19 N0v 1951, MomCaldwell, Carl W, b. 1885, d. 1946, FatherCaldwell, Cassie, b. 1864, d. 1918, age: Front: At rest Caldwell s/w AndrewCaldwell, Catharine, d. Aug 1855, age: 50y, w/o James s/w James cracked 2nd stone placed nearbyCaldwell, Doris ‘Pat’, b. 1925, d. 1989, s/w Floyd A CaldwellCaldwell, Edd, b. 18 Oct 1888, d. .24 Apr 1936, DadCaldwell, Edith, d. 3 Jul 18__, age: 39y 5m 6d, w/o C G Cald H Birt o half stone sunkenCaldwell, Elmer A, b. 1914, d. 1971, s/w EvaCaldwell, Emily, b. 1867, d. 1938, Mother s/w Albert CaldwellCaldwell, Eva M, b. 1912, d. 1988, s/w ElmerCaldwell, Floyd A, b. 1922, d. 2002, Vet. W W II s/w Doris Caldwell, J D, b. 1855, d. 1930, s/w LouisaCaldwell, James, d. 15 Feb 1874, age: 76y 6m 20d, s/w Catharine CaldwellCaldwell, John, d. 07 Oct 1893, age: 59y 7m 15d, Father s/w Mary AnnCaldwell, Louisa, b. 1857, d. 1916, his wife s/w J D CaldwellCaldwell, Mary Ann, d. 29 Aug 1891, age: 80y 10m 14d, Mother w/o John Caldwell s/w JohnCaldwell, Oliver, b. 14 Apr 1854, d. 02 Oct 1874Caldwell, Raymond R, b. 1906, d. 1906, s/o E & B CaldwellCaldwell, Rebecca, d. 21 Aug 1867, age: 18y 10m 28d, d/o R G & F stone between CaldwellsCaldwell, Richard, d. 11 Dec 1862, age: 41y 10dCaldwell, Victoria, d. sunken, d/o John M Caldwell rest worn & sunkenCarter, _ilton, d. 07 Dec 1818, age: 15y 8m 19d, top left corner sunken Carter, Mary, d. 28 Feb 1855, age: 72y 1m 25d, w/o Henry Carter Cherry, James W, b. 1928, d. 1989, s/w DorisCombs, Benjamin, b. 1892, d. 1977, s/w Nellie E CombsCombs, Elizabeth, d. 08 Mar 1871,,Liberty, MO,,,, age: ,29y 3m 16d, w/o J M CombsCombs, Levi, b. 1809, d. 1865, age: 58y 6m 4d, s/w Lucinda 2nd stone who departed this life Sep 13 A.D. 1865Combs, Lucinda, b. 1816, d. 1900, s/w Levi CombsCombs, Nellie E, b. 1893, d. 1975, s/w Benjamin W CombsCouchren, Catherine R, d. 05 Jan 1861, age: 40y 25d, w/o Josiah CouchrenDelong, James E, b. 04 Jul 187_, d. 31 Jul 1872, s/o Saag N & Marinda Delong (stone cracked)Delong, William, d. 28 Sep 1871, age: 28y 8m 19d, s/o Jacob & Sarah DelongDickerson, Burton, d. 13 Jan 1864, age: 75yDickerson, George A, d. 28 Jan 18_0, age: 5y 10m 5d, D/O RW & JA Dickerson s/w Robert WDickerson, Infant, d. none, infant of J & S DickersonDickerson, Robert W, d. 04 Mar 1856, age: 31y 8m 13d, s/w George A DickersonDickerson, Sarah A, d. 09May 1882, age: 54y 10m 19d, w/o J G Dickerson s/w concrete slabDickerson, Sarah, d. 17 Mar 1869, age: 68y 9m 10d, w/o Burton DickersonDickerson, Susan, d. 01 May 1869, age: 28y 1m 15d, d/o B & S DickersonDuncan, Carrie, b. 08 Apr 1873, d. 03 Oct 1873, d/o Henry & R DuncanDuncan, Effie, b. 08 Dec 1870, d. 21 Oct 1894Duncan, Henry, b. 17 Nov 1840, d. 17 Feb 1896, s/w Rebecca worn-___REG CO F IND VOLSDuncan, John, b. 1874, d. 1928Duncan, Rebecca, b. 30 Jun 1844, d. 06 Apr 1901, age: w/o Henry DuncanDuncan, William, b. 11-Feb-05, d. 1933Graham, James T, d. 10 Jun 1859, died of Ph__isis (worn) s/w PhineasGraham, Margaret G, d. __Sep___, d/o T & M Graham rest is wornGraham, Phineas B, d. 26 Aug 1879, age: 21y 5m 7d, died of Phth___ (worn) s/w James GrahamHightshue, Edna, b. 1854, d. 1942, s/w EliasHightshue, Elias, b. 1851, d. 1929Hoffman, Lena, d. 31 Mar 1995, age: Mom CourtneyHuls, Alfred D, b. 31 May 1834, d. 07 Feb 1888, CO H 7 REGT IND VOLS s/w MaryHuls, Elisabeth, d. 12 Jan 1877, age: 87y 12d, w/o ThomasHuls, Elisabeth, d. 18 __t 1872, age: _y 11m 18d, w/o James H Huls left side of stone sunkenHuls, Harrison, b. 1856, d. 1933, s/w VictoriaHuls, James, d. 22 Apr 1891, age: 63y 4dHuls, Mary B, b. 14 Feb 1849, d. 10 Jun 1902, age: s/w AlfredHuls, Thomas, d. 21 Sep 1856, age: sunkenHuls, Victoria, b. 1858, d. 1929, Mother s/w HarrisonJohnson, Ernest, b. 15 May 1879, d. 01 May 1899Lower, Henry C, d. none, CO G 116 IND INFMarvel, Clara, d. none, Margaret Ettie and Clara c/o George W & Sarah MarvelMarvel, Ettie, d. none, Margaret Ettie and Clara c/o George W & Sarah MarvelMarvel, Margaret, d. none, Margaret Ettie and Clara c/o George W & Sarah MarvelMarvel, Sarah, b. 1834, d. 1875, Mother w/o George W MarvelMcCorkle, Mary, b. 1806, d. 1849, w/o Campbell MillerMcGuire, Edward, d. 17 Mar 1862, age: 30y 7m & __, s/o WH & S McGuire bottom right sunkenMiller, Alexander, d. 18___187_, death date sunken-age wornMiller, Alexander, d. 30 Jan 1853, age: 23y 11m 6dMiller, James, d. worn, all info wornMiller, John, b. 03 Oct 1801, d. 05 Feb 1885, age: 83y 4m 2dMiller, William, b. 01 Mar 1757, d. 08 Nov 1840, PVT 8 REGT PA & VA LINES Revolutionary WarParker, Robert, b. 1929, d. 1986, s/w Donna Korean War VeteranRansburg, Blanche, b. 1910, d. 1974, Blanche (Bobbie) empty name plate on stoneRedding, Louis, b. 1902, d. 1967, HusbandRedding, Mary, b. 1908, d. 1994Resler, Homer R, b. 1880, d. 1945, S/w Lavada ReslerResler, Lavada, b. 1890, d. .1968, age: s/w Homer R ReslerRoss, Alexander, d. 11 Nov 1876, age: 83y 8m 13dRoss, Elisabeth, d. ___1891, w/o ___Ross (very worn)Ross, Infant, d. 18 Apr 1861, d/o JM & MJ RossRoss, John M, b. 1821, d. 1868, s/w Mary J RossRoss, John M, d. 02 Apr 1868, age: 17y 2m 26dRoss, Margaret B, b. 1863, d. 1944Ross, Margaret, d. worn, w/o John M RossRoss, Mary J, b. 1827, d. 1905, s/w John M RossRoss, Nancy, d. sunken, w/o Alexander RossRoss, Victoria, d. worn, d/o JM & MJ RossShelburne, Allie, b. 1862, d. 1919, also a smaller marker by her feet w/ Allie on itSimmons, Jessee E, b. 1885, d. 1952Snyder, Ed, b. 1870, d. 1926Snyder, George, b. 1897, d. 1984, CPL US ARMY World War ISnyder, Joseph S, d. 06 Jun 1880, age: 28/9y 20d, s/o W & R Snyder Age is slightly wornSnyder, Malinda, b. 28 Dec 1848, d. 02 Aug 189_, death date slightly worn (poss 1894)Snyder, Rachel, d. 02 Aug 1900, age: 80y 10m 5d, w/o William SnyderSnyder, William, d. 06 Dec 1882, age: 67y 1m 14dStum, Stephen, b. 1947, d. 1989Tolin, Mary M, b. 1913, d. 2002, s/w Paul also 2×4 at foot reads Linda Tolin Tarpley (mother Mary CaldwellTolin, Paul L, b. 1911, d. 2001, s/w Mary also 2×4 at foot reads Linda Tolin Tarpley (mother Mary Caldwell)Vorhis, Nancy, d. 29 __c 1860, age: 53y 7m 22d, w/o Henry T Vorhis death month sunken ‘aged’ crackedWalker, Judith, d. Wilkins, Alice, b. 1876, d. 1902Wilkins, Benjamin H, b. 1888, d. 1968, s/w Dora H WilkinsWilkins, Dora H, b. 1889, d. 1944, S/w Benjamin H WilkinsWilkins, Griffith, b. 1861, d. 1937Williams, Gregory Steven, b. 22 Sep 1970, d. 24___1975, Notre Petit Ange-death date 24 Juillet 1975-Tu Nous ManquesWilson, Marian, b. 19 Aug 1825, d. 05 Sep 1906, age: 81y 16d, d/o Reuben & Marian Wilson and mother of Chas WilsonWood, Harry, b. 01 Apr 1880, d. 05 Sep 1899, wornWood, Lizzie, b. 23 Feb 1859, d. 01 Jan 1884Wood, Will, b. 1858, d. 1905Misc:18 Broken-off stones (base and part of marble left)8 unnamed stones9 worn illegible stones

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About Ross Reller

I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics. To activate this follow, simply click the confirm button below. If you don't want to follow, ignore this message and we'll never bother you again. I am also a member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a non profit association still selling burial plots for those who would like to spend all eternity in Traders Point, and I am an officer in the Pike Township Historical Society and the Traders Point Association of Neighborhoods.
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